Forest Service will work to lower cost of viewing platform for historic boat
September 20, 2023
The borough hopes to partner with the U.S. Forest Service to give the Chugach - a wooden Forest Service boat built in 1925 - an improved permanent home outside the Nolan Center, complete with a viewing deck and interpretive signs.
Currently, the boat spends most of the year wrapped in a protective plastic covering, though it is occasionally unveiled for events like the Fourth of July.
The 62-foot vessel is the last of the Forest Service's ranger fleet, which was once 11 strong. The boat was "considered the best handling (and) the most seaworthy oceangoing vessel" of the bunch, according to...